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To Your Scattered Bodies Go
Philip José Farmer
Storm Glass
Maria V. Snyder

The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1)

The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) - I was unsure about reading this at first, as it seemed to head down a traditional route of fantasy. Golems, wights, obvious magic. Not to mention the Philosopher's Stone. I found myself pleasantly surprised by the author's take on the magical theory of everything -you know, the rules by which the character's in the book play around with magic. It takes a lot to delight me, but I was truly taken in by the back story of this enterprising tale.My only criticism (and the reason for which I gave my rating a 4 out of 5) is that the author follows the more annoying ending to a part of a series -the cliffhanger ending. I don't resent cliffhangers as a rule, but it does tend to make the wait for the next book all the more painful. It is also unnecessary, because if your book was a good read, there is no need to make it a cliffhanger to keep people reading it. So now, I suffer along with anyone else who read and liked this book, waiting for the next edition to come out.